Northumberland Countryside Cottages
Crisp, clean air, crystal-clear waters, and dark-midnight skies – Northumberland’s countryside is one of Britain’s most tranquil destinations.
Stretching over four hundred square miles, the Northumberland National Park is truly breathtaking. From the cloud-reaching Cheviot Hills along the Scottish border to the magnificent Hadrian's wall that dominates the south, the inspiring rugged landscapes are home to some of the country’s most beautiful horizons.
Within its rolling hills and secretive valleys, you’ll uncover Europe's largest area of protected night sky. Escape the orange glow of the city street lights and turn your eyes to the heavens, because in this region of pristine midnight skies, you can look out over 2,000 twinkling stars. On the clearest of evenings, you might even spot the Andromeda Galaxy - an expansive collection of stars like our own Milky Way - over 2.5 million light years away.
If you enjoy the outdoors, then you’ll love Northumberland. An active-adventurers dream, the countryside is a giant playground brimming with activities, from rock-climbing and mountain biking to horse riding and hiking. With more than 600 marked footpaths and bridleways in the Northumberland National Park alone, there’s no shortage of gentle rambles and day-long treks to be found, all with heart-stopping views.
The quaint, stone-built town of Wooler is known as the gateway to the Northumberland countryside. With easy access to Glendale, the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland National Park, this rural market town is the ideal destination for those looking to explore the scenic spots of the county. Enjoy the paranormal? Chillingham castle is just a short drive away and is rumoured to be one of the most haunted castles in Britain. Or, if you’d rather sit back and let your worries drift away, cast your fishing rod into one of the local lakes and wait for a bite.